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    i have civic 04
    i was thinking should i go for HID?
    n i suppose foglight should be the best place for it?as it wont tease any1 + good visibility
    i cant see much with low beam lights normally at night n i use high beam

    i am getting a 55watt hid for 4.5k new with 1 year warranty n 3month tube warranty,dont remember the company name,is the price fine?


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    in rain you wont be able to see any thing

    and a bortherly advice you should outsource your thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2c View Post
    in rain you wont be able to see any thing

    and a bortherly advice you should outsource your thinking.
    i am unable to see much even with high beam while its raining or when it has rained

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    Worst decision you could take

    How about you check what's causing the low visibility, might be a fogged up lens or old Halogen bulbs.

    Using High Beam at night is also not advisable, it will only blind your oncoming traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohaansaeed View Post
    Worst decision you could take

    How about you check what's causing the low visibility, might be a fogged up lens or old Halogen bulbs.

    Using High Beam at night is also not advisable, it will only blind your oncoming traffic.
    might be

    but y worst decision?

    i normally drive on double roads so oncoming traffic wont get blind
    + many cars coming from other side use high beam without caring then y should i care for them either

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    It's the worst decision because your car's OEM Headlights are not made for HID. They're reflectors are designed for Halogens, your beam pattern will be ruined if you decide to install HID in your stock lights. There's going to be glare everywhere instead of a beam focused on the road. Sure HID may seem brighter than a Halogen to you but remember, an HID will cause LESS visibility and create more problems for you.

    oh and doesn't matter if you drive on double roads, high beam will affect the oncoming traffic no matter where or how you drive, even though it may seem to you it's all good.

    I suggest you follow this post to get a better idea of what I'm talking about.
    HID vs Halogen

    Like I said earlier, try tracing down the reason your visibility is poor, work on that.

    Installing any type of HID or bulb in the foglight housing won't increase your road visibility much as they're foglights are focused lower than your Headlights.

    55watt hid for 4.5k new with 1 year warranty is Chinese for sure, every Chinese ballast is the same regardless of the design, price and there is no certain brand. Real OEM Ballasts come for a hefty price tag and are made by renowned firms like Mitsubishi and Osram.
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    those bulbs cost more or less same as HID does

    anyways i was asking WHAT IF i install HID in foglights? not in low beam or high beam lights

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    A cheap HID kit that will wear out in less than 14 months

    Installing any type of HID or bulb in the foglight housing won't increase your road visibility much as they're foglights which are focused lower than your Headlights.

    But yeah if you're really willing to, then you can get 3000k Bulbs coupled with good ballasts for your fogs. 3000k has a yellow shade and more visibility compared to the 6000k+ crap available in the local markets here.
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    well i asked about foglights since they are lowered n wont disturb any1 but whats the use when they got low range

    btw HIDs are not meant for eagle eyes of civic?
    then how do people use them

    anyways i thought about HID that they'll look good + will increase some visibility
    so i guess i shouldnt waste money then

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    HID's are not meant for ANY type of Halogen Reflector Housing
    People use them not knowing the disadvantages

    You should save your money, if you really want performing HID for your 7th gen, then I suggest looking for a pair of JDM Civic's headlight which have the Reflector housing designed for HID, aka Diamond Cut reflectors. They come installed with HID from factory, have a good cutoff and are worth the price. Should be able to find them in Peshawar.
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    thanks for the advice
    i'll save money n skip the idea

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